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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The cop-out is mitigated by Allen's ability to impart a comfortable, lived-in quality to his roles, this one included.
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63

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
For all the story's bland familiarity, it has winning moments. Allen's no actor, but he projects a likeable personality.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
A lot of this goes down surprisingly well, even if Panettiere, through no fault of her own, is saddled with phony precocious dialogue that...
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50

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
This is harmless fun for the holiday season, but Tim Allen doesn't give movie the punch it needs.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

An odd picture, a rumination on depression and self-discovery that's couched as an office comedy.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It turns out that Joe ends up liking the old Joe better too. Who just so happens to be the kind of average-Joe character that continues to...
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50

Miami Herald

By Charles Savage
The best scenes in the movie belong to James Belushi.
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
If "American Beauty" were a bland comedy, it would be Joe Somebody.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
An unimaginative schoolyard-bully comedy.
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's a simple, wholesome parable, crashingly obvious, and we sit patiently while the characters and the screenplay slowly arrive at the...
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Rated PG | For language, thematic elements and some mild violence